Poached Peaches in Mint Syrup
What You Need
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 whole ripe peaches (about 1 1/4 pounds), peeled
18 mint leaves, torn
4 mint sprigs
Combine the water and sugar in a deep 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the peaches. Simmer 5 minutes.
Remove the peaches from the syrup to a bowl. Stir the torn mint leaves into the syrup and simmer 1 minute. Pour the hot syrup over the peaches. Cool. Refrigerate several hours.
To serve, place each peach in a small bowl. Spoon syrup over and garnish with a mint sprig. Makes 4 servings.